Symplified Introduces Third Generation Cloud Identity and Access Management Platform
BOULDER, Colo., Feb 8, 2011 –Symplified®, the Cloud security company, today announced the Symplified Suite, the third generation of the first and only solution that unifies cloud web access management, federated single sign-on (SSO), and user management/provisioning with identity management. Symplified enables organizations to securely integrate private and public cloud resources into their IT infrastructure. The Symplified Suite now supports social identity SSO via OpenID and provides “no coding” integration for SAML and HTTP-FED SSO using the Trust Connector™. This new version also introduces the Symplified Trust Fabric App Store which delivers one-step identity and access management integration with hundreds of cloud applications.
Identity management was ranked as the No. 1 security technology priority among respondents in Gartner’s 2010 CIO Survey. This can be attributed to businesses looking to deploy advanced federated identity technologies both within the enterprise for single sign-on and as a way to extend identity-based access control into cloud-computing environments.
Unified Access Management for the Cloud
The Symplified Suite addresses the complete lifecycle of identity and access management for public and private cloud applications (SaaS) and resources (IaaS and PaaS). The suite’s three integrated components, Symplified Access Manager, Symplified Identity Manager, and Symplified Sign-On, provide access management, authentication, user provisioning and administration, federated SSO, and usage auditing. This depth and breadth of capabilities was previously only available from legacy identity and access management suites that cost millions and take months to deploy. For dial-tone levels of service and massive scalability, Symplified is now available in 40 datacenters around the globe including Amazon EC2.
Symplified Sign-On Goes Social
To increase user registration and lead capture rates for website operators, Symplified Sign-On accepts logins from frequently used consumer identity providers including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and other OpenID providers. This eliminates redundant and time-consuming website registration for users, and enables developers to easily and quickly support OpenID based authentication. In addition, Symplified Sign-On reduces costs for businesses by allowing user management to be delegated, via OpenID, to consumer ID providers.
SAML and HTTP-FED Integration: No Coding, No Problem
To eliminate the complex and time consuming coding required to enable SSO for cloud applications using the SAML and HTTP-FED identity federation standards, Symplified has introduced the Trust Connector™. This capability provides SAML and HTTP-FED integration for virtually any application – without writing code. The Trust Connector reduces from weeks to minutes the time it takes to create SSO connections for both SAML and HTTP Web applications.
Trust Fabric App Store Brings iTunes Simplicity to SSO
For fast, simple and seamless integration of SSO, identity and access management capabilities to cloud applications, Symplified created the Trust Fabric App Store. Accessible directly from the Symplified Suite, the Trust Fabric App Store is pre-populated with both cloud apps including Google, Salesforce, Taleo, Workday and custom on-premises apps built with Java, .Net, Ruby on Rails and other Web architectures. This one of a kind cloud integration hub enables enterprises to select the applications they want to protect from an iTunes-like interface within the Symplified Suite and create, apply and manage policies for access control, single sign-on, audit and more.
“The cloud, in public, private, or hybrid incarnations, is reshaping the way organizations use information technology and manage access to systems, applications, and data,” said Eric Olden founder and CEO of Symplified. “Symplified, unlike legacy identity management solutions, was designed from day one for the cloud and to operate in the cloud. This architecture has allowed us to build a feature complete suite that seamlessly supports hundreds of SaaS applications, Amazon EC2 and now private clouds — years ahead of anyone else. With our latest release, Symplified offers the only unified access management platform for the cloud. Now enterprises don’t have to compromise capabilities when moving to the cloud.”
Availability and Pricing
The Symplified Suite is available immediately from Symplified, its business partners worldwide, and on Amazon EC2. Pricing is based on the number of users and protected applications.
About Symplified | The Cloud Security Company
Symplified provides the trust fabric of the Cloud by enabling companies to extend and enforce identity and access management policies on cloud applications. Symplified is the market share leader in cloud identity with more than 1 million seats of the Symplified Suite currently deployed by Fortune 500 and small medium businesses. The company has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal in its 10th Annual Technology Innovation Awards, named Coolest Cloud Security Vendor by CRN, and a Start-Up to Watch by Network World. Symplified’s management team has been developing pioneering identity and access management solutions for 15 years, and created Web access management market maker Securant and the ClearTrust product, which was acquired by RSA Security for $140 million. The company has received more than $18M in financing from leading venture capital firms Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.